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(EurekAlert)   Neanderthal genes tell us about how old our ancestors were when they had children. The high waists and roomier cut give it away. But you know what? darn it, they're just more comfortable   (eurekalert.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Human, Human evolution, Reproduction, Neanderthal, years of human evolution, new study, Human genome, Evolution  
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2021-09-08 4:53:18 PM  
It's an interesting science article but at the end a voice in my head starts wondering what scientists will say about our current lifestyle.
 
2021-09-08 5:34:50 PM  
We'll that's just pants-on-head something something
 
2021-09-08 9:38:45 PM  

AlgaeRancher: It's an interesting science article but at the end a voice in my head starts wondering what scientists will say about our current lifestyle.


Who, exactly?

There's not going to be anybody left on the planet to discover or record anything, and extraterrestrials won't be here to find us before the earth is gone through too many meteor hits and/or our sun blows up or whatever.

(Oh, shut up, it's been a lot of years since science class. LOL)
 
2021-09-08 9:39:31 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: We'll that's just pants-on-head something something


The headline?

You've been here long enough to know we don't read the articles, right?
 
2021-09-08 9:54:40 PM  
I read the article.
Nothing about how old they were which was what I wanted to know.
 
2021-09-09 12:07:52 AM  
> The research team report in Nature Communications on 7. September, that humans in populations in Europe reproduced on average at a younger age than populations from east Eurasia and America over the past 40,000 years.

So does this mean Europeans lived in more stratified societies?

I recall reading some theories that teen parenthood was a rational reproductive strategy for the poor and oppressed.

Here's one (with a paywall after a bit)
https://www.newscientist.com/article/​m​g20727692-100-die-young-live-fast-the-​evolution-of-an-underclass/
Die young, live fast: The evolution of an underclass
They're often branded as thoughtless and irresponsible, but teenage mothers and deadbeat dads may be making the best of their bad situations
14 July 2010


Then again the teen birth rate in the US has been plummeting, though it is still higher for the poorer classes.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank​/​2019/08/02/why-is-the-teen-birth-rate-​falling/
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